Kramer Electronics, Ltd. USER MANUAL

Kramer Electronics, Ltd.
USER MANUAL
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Model:
VP-727xl
Universal Presentation Matrix Switcher / Scaler
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Contents
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8.1
8.2
Introduction
About the VP-727xl
Getting Started
Quick Start
Overview
About HDMI
Your VP-727xl Universal Presentation Matrix Switcher / Scaler
Installing on a Rack
Connecting the VP-727xl
Connecting the VP-727xl Control Ports
Connecting a PC (via RS-232)
Connecting the AUDIO CONTROL Port
Connecting via RS-485
Connecting the VP-727xl via the ETHERNET port
Understanding the VP-727xl
Understanding the UNIVERSAL Inputs
Understanding the PREVIEW/PROGRAM Outputs
8.2.1
The Transition from Preview to Program
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8.3
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Switching/Scaling of an Input
Understanding the PIP Button Feature
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8.4.1
8.4.2
8.4.3
Selecting the PIP Source
Activating the PIP
PIP Characteristics
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Locking and Unlocking the Front Panel
Using Text Overlay
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8.6.3
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Downloading the TextOverlay Program
Setting the Text Message
Connecting and Disconnecting the TextOverlay Program
Saving and Loading Settings
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9.1
Operating the VP-727xl
Operating via the OSD MENU Screen
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9.1.1 Preview and Program Setting Commands
9.1.1.1 Preview / Program Setting Calibration Screens
9.1.1.2 Preview / Program Setting Output Test Pattern Screens
9.1.1.3 Preview / Program User Mode Output Setting
9.1.2 Transition Commands
9.1.3 Audio Settings Commands
9.1.4 Utility Commands
9.1.4.1 TCP/IP Setting Commands
9.1.4.2 Misc Setting Commands
9.1.4.2.1 Logo
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9.1.4.2.2 Save Lock
9.1.4.2.3 Input Lock
9.1.4.3 Save/Recall/Erase Setting Commands
9.1.5 Information Screen
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9.2
9.3
9.4
Operating via the Front Panel LCD Display
Operating via the Infra-red Remote Control Transmitter
Operating via ETHERNET
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9.4.1
9.4.2
9.4.2.1
9.4.3
Installing and Running the Configuration Software
Configuring the Ethernet Connection
The Configuration Screen
Control the VP-727xl via the Ethernet/Serial Port
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Operating via RS-232
Technical Specifications
VP-727xl Communication Protocol
VP-727xl Text Overlay Protocol
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Figures
Figure 1: VP-727xl Universal Presentation Matrix Switcher / Scaler Front Panel
Figure 2: VP-727xl Universal Presentation Matrix Switcher / Scaler Rear Panel
Figure 3: Connecting the VP-727xl
Figure 4: Connecting the INPUTS (an example)
Figure 5: Connecting the PREVIEW OUT / PROGRAM OUT Connectors
Figure 6: Connecting the PC
Figure 7: Connecting the VP-727A to the VP-727xl
Figure 8: Connecting the VP-727T to the VP-727xl
Figure 9: Example showing the use of the PREVIEW and PROGRAM Output
Figure 10: TextOverlay Application Screen
Figure 11: Menu Screen Icons
Figure 12: Preview and Program Setting OSD Menus
Figure 13: Preview Setting Calibration Menu (for HDMI and RGBHV signals)
Figure 14: Program Setting Calibration Menu
Figure 15: Test Pattern Screens
Figure 16: User Mode Setting
Figure 17: Transition OSD
Figure 18: Audio Setting OSD
Figure 19: Utility OSD
Figure 20: TCP/IP Setting OSD
Figure 21: Misc Setting OSD
Figure 22: Information OSD
Figure 23: Example of how to use the LCD Display
Figure 24: Remote Transmitter
Figure 25: VP727xl Ethernet Application Main Dialog Box (Configuration Tab)
Figure 26: VP727xl Control Application Search Panel Screen
Figure 27: Configuration Tab
Figure 28: Setting an IP Number
Figure 29: VP727xl Control Application Main Dialog Box (Control Tab)
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Tables
Table 1: Front Panel VP-727xl Universal Presentation Matrix Switcher / Scaler Features 8
Table 2: Rear Panel VP-727xl Universal Presentation Matrix Switcher / Scaler Features 10
Table 3: Features and Functions of the TextOverlay Application
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Table 4: Number of Buffers, Output Resolution and Maximum Display Height
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Table 5: TextOverlay Parameters
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Table 6: Preview and Program Setting OSD Menus
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Table 7: Preview Setting Calibration Menu
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Table 8: Program Setting Calibration Menu
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Table 9: User Mode Setting Definitions
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Table 10: Transition Effect Option Commands
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Table 11: Audio Setting OSD Menus
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Table 12: Utility OSD Setting
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Table 13: TCP/IP Setting OSD
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Table 14: Remote Transmitter Functions
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Table 15: VP727xl Ethernet Application Configuration Tab
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Table 16: Technical Specifications of the VP-727xl
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Table 17: Set Commands
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Table 18: Text Overlay Protocol of the VP-727xl
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Introduction
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Introduction
Welcome to Kramer Electronics! Since 1981, Kramer Electronics has been
providing a world of unique, creative, and affordable solutions to the vast
range of problems that confront the video, audio, presentation, and
broadcasting professional on a daily basis. In recent years, we have
redesigned and upgraded most of our line, making the best even better! Our
500-plus different models now appear in eight groups1 that are clearly defined
by function. Congratulations on purchasing your Kramer VP-727xl!
1.1 About the VP-727xl
The VP-727xl Universal Presentation Matrix Switcher / Scaler is a true multistandard video to graphics scaler and seamless switcher with 8 universal inputs
comprised of 5 BNC connectors each of which can accommodate a composite
video, s-Video (Y/C), component video (RGB/YUV), RGBS, or RGBHV
signal. Input 1 and input 2 also accommodate HDMI inputs. It has dual scalers,
one for the preview and the other for the program output. Dual scalers are
required to do "live" seamless transitions from one source to another. It is ideal
for these typical applications:
 Presentation applications that require a preview option
 Projection systems in conference rooms, board rooms, auditoriums,
hotels, and churches
 Presentations requiring seamless switching between inputs, using special
effects, cuts and fades
The package includes these items: VP-727xl Universal Presentation Matrix
Switcher / Scaler, power cord2, infra-red remote control transmitter (including
the required battery), null-modem adapter, and this user manual3.
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Getting Started
We recommend that you:
 Unpack the equipment carefully and save the original box and packaging
materials for possible future shipment
 Review the contents of this user manual
 Use Kramer high performance high resolution cables4
1 GROUP 1: Distribution Amplifiers; GROUP 2: Video and Audio Switchers, Matrix Switchers and Controllers; GROUP 3:
Video, Audio, VGA/XGA Processors; GROUP 4: Interfaces and Sync Processors; GROUP 5: Twisted Pair Interfaces;
GROUP 6: Accessories and Rack Adapters; GROUP 7: Scan Converters and Scalers; and GROUP 8: Cables and Connectors
2 We recommend that you use only the power cord that is supplied with the machine
3 Download up-to-date Kramer user manuals from the Internet at this URL: http://www.kramerelectronics.com
4 The complete list of Kramer cables is on our Web site at http://www.kramerelectronics.com
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Getting Started
2.1 Quick Start
This quick start chart summarizes the basic steps when connecting a VP-727xl:
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Overview
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Overview
The VP-727xl Universal Presentation Matrix Switcher / Scaler is a true
multi-standard video to graphics scaler and presentation switcher for a wide
variety of presentation and multimedia applications. It consists of a very high
quality scaler with many user-selectable pixel-rates including VGA (640x480),
SVGA (800x600), 832x624, 852x480, XGA (1024x768), 1280x720,
1280x768, SXGA (1280x1024), 1366x768, 1365x1024, 1400x1050, UXGA
(1600x1200), and high definition television HDTV: 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i,
and 1080p, as well as a user definable output mode1.
The VP-727A Audio Switcher is an audio companion switcher for the
VP-727xl, and operates in conjunction with it and the VP-727T Presentation
Switcher Control Panel.
In particular, the VP-727xl:
 Features 8 sets of universal INPUT BNC connectors: R/PR, G/Y/CV,
B/PB/C, HS/CS, and VS. Each set can be programmed to operate as:
composite video, s-Video, component video2, RGsB/YUV, RGBS, or
RGBHV
 Includes two HDMI inputs (for input 1 and input 2) that support up to
1.65Gbps bandwidth per graphic channel3
 Supports HDCP (High Definition Digital Content Protection)
 Scales the selected sources to HDMI, RGBHV (Y, Pb, Pr) and VGA
outputs simultaneously
 Has dual scalers—for “live” seamless transitions from one source to
another—with two independent outputs: a PREVIEW OUT and a
PROGRAM OUT (see section 8.2). The PREVIEW output—including an
OSD menu for making adjustments—is for determining how the scaled
output will look before displaying live during a presentation, as well as for
setting the special effects that harmonize the transition when changing
between sources. Both outputs have separate sets of connectors for HDMI,
VGA (a 15-pin HD computer graphics video connector), and RGBHV /
YPbPr (on BNC connectors)
 Features 8 PREVIEW input buttons for switching a selected input to the
PREVIEW output and 8 PROGRAM input buttons for switching a
selected input to the PROGRAM output
 Includes two transition modes (accessible via the OSD): the Swap mode
and the Follow mode. When pressing the TAKE button in the Swap mode,
1 Recommended for advanced users only – non-standard settings may not be recognized by the display device
2 Sometimes called YUV, or Y, B-Y, R-Y, or Y, Pb, Pr. The component input type (HDTV or YCbCr) may be set as HD or SD
3 Suitable for resolutions up to UXGA at 60Hz, and for all HD resolutions
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the preview and program inputs switch positions; when pressing in the
Follow mode, the program input follows the preview input
Scales and zooms (to up to 400% of the original size)
Offers high quality de-interlacing 3:2/2:2 pull down1
Has a text overlay feature for easy insertion of subtitles, karaoke script,
and text banners
Has built-in Picture-In-Picture inserters for both the PREVIEW and the
PROGRAM outputs, letting you insert a video source into a graphics
background or vice versa. This PIP image may be positioned and sized
anywhere on the screen, or displayed as two images side by side (Split
Screen)
Saves all settings in non-volatile memory in the unit
Supports firmware upgrade via RS 232
Features a sophisticated front panel lockout2
Features a Take button for executing preview to program switching (with
transition effects, which include cuts, fades, and wipes3)
Has ProcAmp4 controls for both outputs
Has multi-standard video support: PAL, SECAM, and NTSC (3.58/4.43)
Has a built-in Time Base Corrector that stabilizes video sources with
unstable sync
Features multiple color space, outputting RGB or YUV (selectable)
Digitally reprocesses the signal to correct mastering errors, and
regenerates the video at a chosen line and pixel rate format, providing, for
example, native-resolution video for LCD, DLP and Plasma displays
Facilitates scaling of graphics resolutions to other resolutions
Incorporates a unique graphics-scaling engine with image enhancement
algorithms, which are built into the firmware
Is specifically designed to improve video quality by reducing chroma
noise
Comes in a rugged, professional 19" 3U rack-mountable metal enclosure
Uses a universal 100-240VAC automatic power supply
1 Accommodates the frame-rate of a converted movie (24 frames per second) to video frequencies (25 frames per second
(PAL); 30 frames per second (NTSC)
2 See sections 8.5 and 9.1.4.2
3 The wipe can be from left to right, right to left, up or down, and the corner wipe can start from any corner. The speed of
each transition can be adjusted
4 Processing amplification enables adjustment of different video and audio signal parameters
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Control the VP-727xl via the:
 Front panel user-friendly menu-driven OSD (see section 9.1)
 High contrast LCD Display (see section 9.2)
 IR remote control transmitter (see section 9.3)
 ETHERNET (see section 9.4)
 RS-232 (see section 9.5)
 Kramer VP-727T Presentation Switcher Control Panel1
3.1 About HDMI
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an uncompressed all-digital2
audio/video interface, widely supported in the entertainment and home cinema
industry. It delivers the highest high-definition image and sound quality. Note that
Kramer Electronics Limited is an HDMI Adopter3 and an HDCP Licensee4.
In particular, HDMI5:
 Provides a simple6 interface between any audio/video source, such as a
set-top box, DVD player, or A/V receiver and video monitor, such as a
digital flat LCD / plasma television (DTV), over a single lengthy7 cable
 Supports standard, enhanced, high-definition video, and multi-channel
digital audio8 on a single cable
 Transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel digital
audio, with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future enhancements and
requirements
 Benefits consumers by providing superior, uncompressed digital video
quality via a single cable9, and user-friendly connector
 Is backward-compatible with DVI (Digital Visual Interface)
1 See the separate user manual on our Web site at http://www.kramerelectronics.com
2 Ensuring an all-digital rendering of video without the losses associated with analog interfaces and their unnecessary digitalto-analog conversions
3 See http://www.hdmi.org/about/adopters_founders.asp
4 See http://www.digital-cp.com/list/
5 HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI
licensing LLC
6 With video and multi-channel audio combined into a single cable, the cost, complexity, and confusion of multiple cables
currently used in A/V systems is reduced
7 HDMI technology has been designed to use standard copper cable construction at up to 15m
8 HDMI supports multiple audio formats, from standard stereo to multi-channel surround-sound. HDMI has the capacity to
support Dolby 5.1 audio and high-resolution audio formats
9 HDMI provides the quality and functionality of a digital interface while also supporting uncompressed video formats in a
simple, cost-effective manner
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 Supports two-way communication between the video source (such as a
DVD player) and the digital television, enabling new functionality such as
automatic configuration and one-button play
HDMI has the capacity to support existing high-definition video formats
(720p, 1080i, and 1080p/60), standard definition formats such as NTSC or
PAL, as well as 480p and 576p.
Achieving the best performance means:
 Connecting only good quality connection cables, thus avoiding
interference, deterioration in signal quality due to poor matching, and
elevated noise levels (often associated with low quality cables)
 Avoiding interference from neighboring electrical appliances, making
sure not to block the ventilation holes, and positioning your VP-727xl
away from moisture, excessive sunlight and dust
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Figure 1 and Table 1 define the front panel of the VP-727xl:
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Figure 1: VP-727xl Universal Presentation Matrix Switcher / Scaler Front Panel
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Table 1: Front Panel VP-727xl Universal Presentation Matrix Switcher / Scaler Features
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Function
POWER Switch
Illuminated switch for turning the unit ON or OFF
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IR Receiver / LED
Green when the unit will accept IR remote commands; red in standby mode1
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PROGRAM
Buttons
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PREVIEW
Buttons
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INPUTS
Selects one of the R/PR, G/Y/CV, B/PB/C, HS/CS, VS sources (from 1 to 8)2
PIP
Toggles the picture-in-picture function on and off
BLANK
Toggles between a blank screen and the selected input
FREEZE
Freezes the output video image (toggle)
INPUTS
Selects one of the sources: R/PR, G/Y/CV, B/PB/C, HS/CS, VS (from 1 to 8)
FREEZE
Freezes the output video image (toggle)
BLANK
PIP
Toggles between a blank screen and the selected input
Toggles the picture-in-picture function on and off
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11 TAKE Button
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TRANSITION Buttons 3,4
12 FADE Button
19 CUT 8 Button
DIRECTION
Buttons
20 OSD Button
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25 ENTER Button
Pressing TAKE causes the transition to occur
Selects a dissolved transition from the PREVIEW output to the PROGRAM output
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Selects a WIPE transition effect
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Selects a SQUARE transition effect
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Selects a CHESSBOARD transition effect
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Selects a DIAGONAL transition effect
Selects a CIRCLE transition effect7
Selects a CORNER transition effect6
Selects an instantaneous transition from the PREVIEW output to the PROGRAM
output
Activates/deactivates access to the OSD Menu
Toggles within each level 2 command / increases the range by one step
Moves up one step (in the same level) in the OSD menu
Moves down one step (in the same level) in the OSD menu
Toggles within each level 2 command / decreases the range by one step
Moves to the next level in the OSD menu
26 MENU Button
Displays the OSD Menu screen (or moves to the previous level in the OSD menu)
27 LCD STATUS Display Displays the status of the unit, and is used for menu navigation
28 PANEL LOCK Button
Locks/unlocks the front panel
Figure 2 and Table 2 define the rear panel of the VP-727xl:
1 After pressing the POWER key on the remote control transmitter (see Figure 24). The machine is in standby mode (power
consumption is reduced) and the power switch (item 1) on the machine continues to illuminate
2 The INPUT buttons 1 and 2 also select the HDMI sources 1 and 2, respectively
3 The effect is only seen in PROGRAM Mode. The PREVIEW screen will blank during the transition
4 Select a specific effect for the transition from the PREVIEW output to the PROGRAM output
5 Choose the direction from where the effect starts: “left to right”, “right to left”, “up” or “down” (see section 9.1.2)
6 Choose the direction from where the effect starts: “top left”, “bottom left”, “top right” or “bottom right” (see section 9.1.2)
7 Choose the direction from where the effect starts: “in” or “out” (see section 9.1.2)
8 Only for setting up the unit for the effect. The effect will only occur when the Take button is pressed
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Figure 2: VP-727xl Universal Presentation Matrix Switcher / Scaler Rear Panel
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Table 2: Rear Panel VP-727xl Universal Presentation Matrix Switcher / Scaler Features
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Function
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OUT
Connects to the PROGRAM display device (component video or
RGB or RGBHV acceptor)
PREVIEW
OUT
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B/PB BNC Connector
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G/Y BNC Connector
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R/PR BNC Connector
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VS BNC Connector
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HS BNC Connector
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R/PR BNC Connector
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G/Y BNC Connector
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B/PB BNC Connector
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HS BNC Connector
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VS BNC Connector
11 Power Connector with FUSE
12 RS-232 DB 9 Connector
13 RS-485 Port
Connects to the PREVIEW display device (component video1 or RGB
or RGBHV acceptor)
14 ETHERNET Port
15 AUDIO CONTROL Port
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AC connector enabling power supply to the unit
Connects to PC or Serial Controller
Connects to the Kramer VP-727T Presentation Switcher Control
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Panel (optional). Pin G is for the Ground connection ; pins B (-) and A
(+) are for RS-485
Connects to your LAN3
Connects to the Kramer VP-727A Audio Switcher (optional). Pin G is
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for the Ground connection ; pins B (-) and A (+) are for RS-485
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VGA HD15
Connector
HDMI Connector
Connects to an HDMI acceptor
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VGA HD15
Connector
Connects to a VGA (analog interface) graphics acceptor
HDMI Connector
Connects to an HDMI acceptor
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Connects to a VGA (analog interface) graphics acceptor
INPUTS (from 1 to 8)
R/PR BNC Connector
Connects to the RGB, RGBHV, RGBS, or component video1 source
G/Y/CV BNC Connector Connects to the RGB, RGBHV, RGBS, component video1, composite
video, or s-Video4 source
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B/PB/C BNC Connector Connects to the RGB, RGBHV, RGBS, component video1 or s-Video4
source
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HS/CS BNC Connector
Connects to the RGBHV or RGBS source
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VS BNC Connector
Connects to the RGBHV source
25 INPUTS
HDMI 2 Connector Connect to the HDMI 2 source
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HDMI 1 Connector Connect to the HDMI 1 source
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1 Sometimes called YUV; Y, B-Y, R-Y; Y, Pb, Pr; or Y, Cb, Cr
2 The ground connection is sometimes connected to the shield of the RS-485 cable. In most applications, the ground is not
connected
3 Local Area Network (that is, computers sharing a common communications line or wireless link, which often share a server
within a defined geographic area)
4 Made up of the Y on the G/Y/CV connector together with the C on the B/Pb/C connector
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Installing on a Rack
This section describes what to do before installing on a rack and how to rack
mount.
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The VP-727xl is a universal presentation matrix switcher / scaler that lets you
choose what sources to connect to the inputs. For example, you can connect
just four sources: an RGBHV source, an HDMI source, an HDTV source and
an RGBS source (as the example in Figure 3 shows).
To connect1 the VP-727xl as illustrated in the example in Figure 3, do the
following:
1. Connect the following video sources:
 An RGBHV (high resolution) computer graphics source to the
R/PR, G/Y/CV, B/PB/C, HS/CS and VS BNC INPUT 1 connectors
 An HDMI source to the INPUT HDMI 2 connector
 An HDTV satellite receiver source to the R/PR, G/Y/CV, and
B/PB/C BNC INPUT 6 connectors
 An RGBS (separate composite sync) computer graphics source to
the R/PR, G/Y/CV, B/PB/C, and HS/CS BNC INPUT 8 connectors
2. Connect the PROGRAM OUT:
 HDMI connector to the plasma display
 VGA HD15F connector to the analog display
 R/PR, G/Y, B/PB, (PR, Y, PB) BNC OUTPUT connectors to the
YUV acceptor, for example, a projector
3. Connect the PREVIEW OUT R/PR, G/Y, B/PB, HS and VS BNC
OUTPUT connectors to the display
4. Connect the power cord2.
5. If required, connect:
 A PC via RS-232, see section 7.1
 The Kramer VP-727A Audio Switcher via the AUDIO CONTROL
port, see section 7.2
 The Kramer VP-727T Presentation Switcher Control Panel via the
RS-485 port, see section 7.3
 The ETHERNET port, see section 7.4
1 Switch OFF the power on each device before connecting it to your VP-727xl. After connecting your VP-727xl, switch on its
power and then switch on the power on each device
2 We recommend that you use only the power cord that is supplied with this machine
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Figure 3: Connecting the VP-727xl
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Figure 4 shows an example of how to connect1 8 sources to the rear panel of
the VP-727xl: an RGBHV source, an HDMI source, a CV source, a Y/C
source, a component video source, an HDTV source, an RGBCs source and
an RGB source.
To connect2 the VP-727xl, as illustrated in the example in Figure 4, do the
following3:
1. Connect the following video sources2 (see Figure 4):
 An RGBHV (high resolution) computer graphics source to the
R/PR, G/Y/CV, B/PB/C, HS/CS and VS BNC INPUT 1 connectors
 An HDMI source to the INPUT HDMI 2 connector
 A set top box to the G/Y/CV BNC INPUT 3 connector
 A DVD player to the G/Y/CV and B/PB/C BNC INPUT 4
connectors
 A component source—for example, a Betacam video player—to the
R/PR, G/Y/CV, and B/PB/C BNC INPUT 5 connectors
 An HDTV satellite receiver source to the R/PR, G/Y/CV, and
B/PB/C BNC INPUT 6 connectors
 An RGBCs (separate composite sync) computer graphics source to
the R/PR, G/Y/CV, B/PB/C, and HS/CS BNC INPUT 7 connectors
 An RGB camera to the R/PR, G/Y/CV, and B/PB/C BNC INPUT 8
connectors
1 Figure 4 and Figure 5 show how to connect several sources, and the PREVIEW/PROGRAM OUT connectors, respectively
2 As this particular example describes. As the VP-727xl is universal, you can connect any type (format) of video to the inputs
3 Switch OFF the power on each device before connecting it to your VP-727xl. After connecting your VP-727xl, switch on its
power and then switch on the power on each device
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PB
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CV
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Cs
Hs
Vs
Set Top Box
Source
RGBHV (High Resolution)
Computer Graphics Source
DVD Player
RGB Camera
Betacam
Video Player
RGBS
(Separate Composite Sync)
Computer Graphics Source
DVD Player
HDTV Satellite
Receiver Source
Figure 4: Connecting the INPUTS (an example)
2. Connect the PROGRAM OUT (see Figure 5):
 R/PR, G/Y, B/PB, (PR, Y, PB) BNC OUTPUT connectors to the
YUV acceptor, for example, a projector
 HDMI connector to a plasma display
 VGA a 15-pin HD computer graphics video connector to an analog
display
3. Connect the PREVIEW OUT (see Figure 5):
 HDMI connector to an LCD display
 VGA 15-pin HD computer graphics video connector to an analog
display
 R/PR, G/Y, B/PB, HS and VS BNC OUTPUT connectors to a
display
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Plasma Display
Figure 5: Connecting the PREVIEW OUT / PROGRAM OUT Connectors
4. Connect the power cord1.
5. If required, connect:
 A PC via RS-232, see section 7.1
 The Kramer VP-727A Audio Switcher via the AUDIO CONTROL
port, see section 7.2
 The Kramer VP-727T Presentation Switcher Control Panel via the
RS-485 port, see section 7.3
 The ETHERNET port, see section 7.4
1 We recommend that you use only the power cord that is supplied with this machine
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Connecting the VP-727xl Control Ports
This section describes how to connect the VP-727xl control ports, that is, the:
 RS-232 port, see section 7.1
 AUDIO CONTROL port, see section 7.2
 RS-485 port, see section 7.3
 ETHERNET port, see section 7.4
7.1 Connecting a PC (via RS-232)
You can connect a PC (or other controller) to the VP-727xl via the RS-232
port for remote control, and for upgrading the firmware.
To connect a PC to a VP-727xl unit, using the Null-modem adapter provided
with the machine (recommended):
 Connect the RS-232 DB9 rear panel port on the VP-727xl unit to the
Null-modem adapter and connect the Null-modem adapter with a 9 wire
flat cable to the RS-232 DB9 port on your PC
To connect a PC to a VP-727xl unit, without using a Null-modem adapter:
 Connect the RS-232 DB9 port on your PC to the RS-232 DB9 rear panel
port on the VP-727xl unit, forming a cross-connection1, as Figure 6
illustrates
DB9 (FromPC)
DB9 (To Presentation
 Switcher / Scaler)
Figure 6: Connecting the PC
1 Also known as a Null-modem connection
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7.2 Connecting the AUDIO CONTROL Port
The Kramer VP-727A Audio Switcher operates in conjunction with the
VP-727xl. When connected, the audio switcher signals follow the video
signals1.
To connect the VP-727xl to the Kramer VP-727A Audio Switcher via the
AUDIO CONTROL RS-485 port, as illustrated in the example in Figure 7, do
the following:
 Connect the “A” (+) PIN on the AUDIO CONTROL RS-485 rear panel
port of the VP-727xl to the A (+) PIN on the RS-485 rear panel port of the
VP-727A unit
 Connect the “B” (-) PIN on the AUDIO CONTROL RS-485 rear panel
port of the VP-727xl to the B (-) PIN on the RS-485 rear panel port of the
VP-727A unit
 If shielded twisted pair cable is used, the shield may be connected to the
“G” (Ground) PIN on one of the units
Figure 7: Connecting the VP-727A to the VP-727xl
1 See the separate VP-727A user manual on our Web site at http://www.kramerelectronics.com
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7.3 Connecting via RS-485
To connect the VP-727xl to the Kramer VP-727T Presentation Switcher
Control Panel1 via the RS-485 control port, as illustrated in Figure 8, do the
following:
 Connect the “A” (+) PIN on the RS-485 rear panel port of the VP-727xl
to the A (+) PIN on the RS-485 rear panel port of the VP-727T unit
 Connect the “B” (-) PIN on the RS-485 rear panel port of the VP-727xl to
the B (-) PIN on the RS-485 rear panel port of the VP-727T unit
 If shielded twisted pair cable is used, the shield may be connected to the
“G” (Ground) PIN on one of the units
Figure 8: Connecting the VP-727T to the VP-727xl
1 See the separate VP-727T user manual on our Web site at http://www.kramerelectronics.com
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7.4 Connecting the VP-727xl via the ETHERNET port
To connect the VP-727xl via the ETHERNET port, do the following:
Connect the ETHERNET port of the VP-727xl to the LAN port of your PC,
via a crossover cable with RJ-45 connectors.
If connecting the ETHERNET port of the VP-727xl to the LAN port on a
network hub or network router, use a straight-through cable with RJ-45
connectors.
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8
Understanding the VP-727xl
This section describes the:
 UNIVERSAL inputs, see section 8.1
 PREVIEW/PROGRAM outputs, see section 8.2
 Switching/Scaling of an input, see section 8.3
 PIP feature, see section 8.4
 Panel Lock, see section 8.5
8.1 Understanding the UNIVERSAL Inputs
The VP-727xl has 8 sets of inputs1; each set can be programmed to operate as
composite video, s-Video, component video, RGB/YUV, RGBS, RGsB, or
RGBHV. INPUT 1 and INPUT 2 can also accept HDMI inputs.
The VP-727xl is a universal presentation matrix switcher / scaler: you
choose what type of source to connect to each input. You can connect
different video types or the same or similar video types. See the examples in
Figure 3 and Figure 4 in section 6.
8.2 Understanding the PREVIEW/PROGRAM Outputs
The VP-727xl has two outputs: a PREVIEW output, and a PROGRAM
output. Each of these outputs functions independently and has HDMI
connectors and VGA connectors, as well as sets of 5 BNC connectors2: R/PR,
G/Y, B/PB, HS, and VS.
The HDMI signal is usually HDCP protected. It is therefore recommended to use a
display that is HDCP compliant, otherwise the HDMI output will not appear on the
screen
Using the PREVIEW output, you can:
 See how the scaled output will look before displaying live during a presentation.
As the example in Figure 9 illustrates, after seeing how the RGB source looks
when scaled to HDMI, it can be interchanged with the YUV source,
seamlessly, using an elaborate (in this case chessboard) transition effect
 Harmonize transition to the PROGRAM output after determining the look
and feel when in the PREVIEW output
 Use the OSD menu to make adjustments and choose the settings
 Set the transition, choosing one of any eight special effects
1 Each set consists of 5 BNC connectors: R/Pr, G/Y/CV, B/Pb/C, Hs/Cs, and Vs
2 Used to output one of the following: RGB, RGBHV, or component video
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Using the PROGRAM output, after pressing the TAKE button, you can see
the transition1.
1. In this example an RGBS source is connected to input 2, and an HD
Component source is connected to input 3. Set the OSD Settings as follows:
The PROGRAM INPUT button 3
and the PREVIEW INPUT button
2 illuminate:
2. During the presentation, the
HD Component source is
outputted via the HDMI
PROGRAM OUT connector.
Before changing to the RGBS
source, the demonstrator
previews how that source
currently looks on his local
Plasma Display
3. Pressing the Chessboard
button and then the TAKE
button causes the transition to
occur. The PROGRAM INPUT
button 2 illuminates to
correspond with the PREVIEW
INPUT button 2. The RGBS
source is displayed on both the
PREVIEW and PROGRAM
screens:
Plasma Display
Figure 9: Example showing the use of the PREVIEW and PROGRAM Output
1 After making some changes in the unit (for example, selecting a new input to the PREVIEW output), the TAKE button will
be turned off (not illuminated) momentarily (until the unit successfully locks to this input). The TAKE button should not be
pressed until it lights up again, otherwise there will be a period of black during the transition
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8.2.1
The Transition from Preview to Program
The transition can occur in one of two modes1:
 The Follow mode (shown in Figure 9) in which the PROGRAM input
button is switched to the same position as the PREVIEW input button
after the TAKE button is pressed
 The Swap mode, in which the PREVIEW input buttons and the
PROGRAM input buttons switch places after pressing the TAKE button.
For example, in Figure 9 the PROGRAM input button 3 would switch to 2
and the PREVIEW input button 2 would switch to 3, so the RGBS source
is displayed on the PROGRAM screen and the HD Component source is
displayed on the PREVIEW screen.
8.3 Switching/Scaling of an Input
The VP-727xl scales the selected sources2 to HDMI, RGBHV or YUV and
VGA simultaneously. It switches seamlessly between sources using the
selected special effects, which include cuts, fades, and wipes. Select the
appropriate source (from channel 1 to 8) via the Input command in both the
Preview Setting OSD screen and/or the Program Setting OSD screen (see
section 9.1.1), via the IR or front panel pushbuttons, or via the serial or
Ethernet control.
8.4 Understanding the PIP Button Feature
The Picture-in-Picture inserter (PIP) is used for the simultaneous display of
video and graphic sources3, and lets you display an inserted video PIP source
over a graphic source4, or an inserted graphic PIP source over a video source5.
8.4.1
Selecting the PIP Source
Select the PIP source (from channel 1 to 8), via the PIP source command in
both the Preview Setting OSD screen and/or the Program Setting OSD
screen.
1 As selected via the Transition OSD Menu, see section 9.1.2
2 Composite video, s-Video, component video (sometimes called YUV or Y, B-Y, R-Y or Y, Pb, Pr ), RGB/YUV, RGBS,
RGsB, or RGBHV
3 Since the HDMI signal is HDCP protected, an HDMI signal cannot appear on a display that is not HDCP compliant
4 For example, a composite video, s-Video, or component (video) video PIP source inserted over a component (graphics),
RGB/YUV, RGBS, RGsB, or RGBHV graphic source
5 For example, a component (graphics), RGB/YUV, RGBS, RGsB, or RGBHV graphic PIP source inserted over a composite
video, s-Video, or component (video) video source
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8.4.2
Activating the PIP
To activate the PIP (which illuminates the PIP button), do one of the following:
 Press the PIP button
 Switch on the PIP functionality via the OSD Menu
 Press the PIP key on the remote control transmitter (see Figure 24)
 Select PIP via the serial or the Ethernet port
8.4.3
PIP Characteristics
You can determine the following PIP characteristics:
 PIP Source
 PIP Size (1/25, 1/16, 1/9, 1/4, split screen, or custom1). Via the Preview
Setting PIP OSD menu, you can resize the PIP
 Horizontal and Vertical position, placing it anywhere on the screen. To
move the location of the PIP, reset the PIP position in the Preview Setting
PIP OSD menu
 You set the custom PIP size via the H-Size and V-Size settings in the
Preview Setting PIP OSD menu
8.5 Locking and Unlocking the Front Panel
To prevent changing the settings accidentally or tampering with the unit via
the front panel buttons, lock your VP-727xl. Unlocking releases the
protection mechanism. When the front panel is locked, control is still
available via RS-232, the ETHERNET, and/or the CONTROL connector.
To lock the VP-727xl:
 Press and hold for a few seconds the PANEL LOCK button2 on the front
panel
The front panel is locked and the PANEL LOCK button is illuminated.
Pressing a button will have no effect
To unlock the VP-727xl:
 Press and hold for a few seconds the illuminated PANEL LOCK button2
on the front panel
The front panel unlocks and the PANEL LOCK button is no longer
illuminated
For a description of the Save Lock and Input Lock OSD functions, see
section 9.1.4.2.
1 You set the custom PIP size via the H-Size and V-Size settings in the Preview Setting PIP OSD menu
2 Or the Lock key on the infra-red remote control transmitter (see Figure 24)
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8.6 Using Text Overlay
The text overlay feature is accessed via the Application Program (AP)1.
Running this AP with the PC connected to the VP-727xl lets you display text
over the screen, with a rich feature set including text color and speed,
transparency, text position and repetition. Current text overlay settings can be
saved and loaded to the AP.
Before running this program, you have to close the Ethernet Application
program.
Figure 10 and Table 3 define the TextOverlay Application Screen:
Figure 10: TextOverlay Application Screen
1 You can download it from our Web site: http://www.kramerelectronics.com
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Table 3: Features and Functions of the TextOverlay Application
1
Feature
Partial Transparency
Normal Color
Effect
Scrolling
Mode
Text
Color
4
Effect
1
2
3
Function
1
Background
Color
#
Partial Transparency
Normal Color
Blank Time
Speed
Mode
Number of Accessible Buffers
Display Height
6
7
Text Position – V-Position
Connect/Disconnect
TCP/IP Check box
Communication
Interface
5
Send Text
8
RS-232 Check box
VP725 Check box
VP727 Check box
Message
Repeat
Buffer
H-Offset
Select Font
9
10
11
12
13
14
Send
Message Preview
Load Setting
Save Setting
Quit
Position Preview
Start to Run Text Overlay
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16
Get Resolution
Current Resolution
Set to Normal for a solid colored background;
Set to Partial Transparency for a partially transparent background
Set to Full Transparency for a transparent background
Select the partial transparency shade
Select the background color
Set to Normal for solid colored text; Set to Partial Transparency for partially
transparent text; Set to Full Transparency for transparent text (can be seen
over a solid background)
Select the partial transparency shade
Select the text color
Set the blank delay time
Set the speed at which the text moves on the display
Set to Static (fixed text) or Scrolling (text moves across the display)
Set the number of messages you can send one after the other (from 1 to 3).
The number of buffers limit the display height in relation to the output
resolution, as defined in Table 4
Set the thickness of the background stripe (height value is limited by the
Number of Accessible Buffers and the output resolution, see Table 4)
Set the vertical position of the text background on the display screen
Connect the machine or disconnect
When selected, set the IP Address and Port to connect via Ethernet2
When selected, set the COM port and Baud Rate (115200 for VP-727) to
connect via the RS-232 connector2
Select VP725 when connected to a VP-725 series machine
Select VP727 when connected to a VP-727xl (or VP-727) machine
Type the desired text in the Message box
Set the number of times that the text message will scroll across the screen3
(1 to 20), or set to Forever to repeat the text message continuously
Depending on the Number of Buffer, you can have up to 3 different text
messages running over the background
After selecting the Static mode, use the H-Offset box to select the horizontal
position of the text
Press to select the font and the font size. The text will change on
the screen only after pressing the Send button
Transmits the message to be displayed on the screen
Press to show how the text overlay will look
Press to load a previously saved setting
Press to save the current setting
Closes the program
View the position of the text overlay (adjust via V-Position selector)
Press to display the text on screen. The green button becomes a yellow
“Stop Text Overlay” button. Press to stop scrolling on screen
Press to read the current output resolution
Displays the current output resolution
1 Unavailable after pressing the “Start to Run Text Overlay” button
2 You have to select the connection type before connecting the software to the machine
3 For example, set to 2 to repeat the text twice
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Table 4: Number of Buffers, Output Resolution and Maximum Display Height
Maximum Display Height According to
Number of Buffers
Output Resolution
8.6.1
1
2
3
640x480
54
36
27
800x600
43
29
21
832x624
42
28
21
852x480
41
27
20
1024x768
34
22
17
1280x720
27
18
13
1280x768
27
18
13
1280x1024
27
18
13
1366x768
25
17
12
1365x1024
25
17
12
1400x1050
1600x1200
25
21
16
14
12
10
480P
48
32
24
576P
48
32
24
720P
27
18
13
1080i
18
12
9
1080p
18
12
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Downloading the TextOverlay Program
To use the TextOverlay Application, download the Text Overlay software
from our Web site1 and follow the on-screen instructions.
8.6.2
Setting the Text Message
The text overlay parameters can be set before or after pressing the red
Connect button.
You can set the following parameters:
 Type the required text in the Message box and press Send
 Select the Background Color items and the Text Color items, including
the Effect, the Normal Color and the Partial Transparency
 Select the Number of Buffer and the Display Height
 Set the V-Position
 Set the Blank Time and the scrolling Speed
 Set the Mode to Static or Scrolling
 If in the Static mode, set the text H – Offset
 If required, select the Buffer option2 (0 to 2) to send varying text messages
1 Go to http://www.kramerelectronics.com
2 This option can be used only if the Number of Buffer is other than 1
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 Select the Repeating frequency (1 to 20 or Forever)
 Select the Font and Font size
Table 5 describes when the setup parameters are available:
Table 5: TextOverlay Parameters
The Parameter
Number of accessible buffers
Display height
Needs
Send?
Yes
Yes
1
8.6.3
Before “Start to
Run TextOverlay”
Mode selection
Yes
Text Color Effect
Yes
Background Color Effect
Yes
Get resolution
Yes
Normal Color (Text Color)
No
Normal Color (Background Color)
No
V-Position (Text Position)
No
Blank Time (sec)
No
Speed
No
Message
Repeat
Yes
Yes
Buffer
Yes
H-Offset
Yes
Select Font
Yes
Connecting and Disconnecting the TextOverlay Program
To connect the TextOverlay program, do the following:
1. Open the TextOverlay program.
The TextOverlay application screen appears2.
2. Select the VP-727xl check box.
3. Select the type of connection to be used3. When selecting:
 RS-232, in the COM port box select the COM port you want to use
and in the Baud Rate box, select 115200
 TCP/IP, in the IP Address box, type the machine IP and in the Port
box type the port you want to use
4. Press the red “Connect” button.
Once a connection is established, the red “Connect” button changes to a
green “Disconnect” button, and the connection type boxes are disabled.
1 Static or Scrolling
2 If required, you can load a previously saved setting and continue to step 4 in this procedure
3 If you are loading a previously saved setting, the type of connection is already defined
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5. If required, type the text in the message box, and edit the text message
(see section 8.6.2).
6. Press the green “Start to run Text Overlay” button.
The green button changes to a yellow “Stop Text Overlay” button.
7. Click the Send button in the Send Text area.
Text starts running over the display.
If you need to change any of the settings while the text message is running,
do so according to section 8.6.2.
To disconnect the TextOverlay program, press the green Disconnect button or
press the Quit button to exit the program.
8.6.4
Saving and Loading Settings
You can save current settings at any time or load a previously saved setting.
When loading a setting1, the TextOverlay program automatically disconnects
and you need to reconnect it.
1 A saved setting also includes the connection type (TCP/IP or RS-232)
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Operating the VP-727xl
You can operate the VP-727xl via the:
 OSD Menu, see section 9.1
 LCD Display, see section 9.2
 Infra-red Remote Control Transmitter, see section 9.3
 ETHERNET, see section 9.4
 RS-232, see section 9.5
9.1 Operating via the OSD MENU Screen
The OSD superimposes a menu on the Preview screen from which you can
control your VP-727xl. When the OSD front panel button is on, pressing the
MENU button on the front panel or the Menu key on the infra-red remote
control transmitter displays the first OSD screen1, the “Preview Setting”
screen. If the OSD is off, pressing the MENU button on the front panel or the
Menu key on the infra-red remote control transmitter will not display the
“Menu screen”. In this case, you can navigate via the front panel LCD. Figure
11 defines the five interactive icons each representing a Level 1 function:
Program
Setting
Preview
Setting
Transition
Audio
Setting
Utility
Information
Figure 11: Menu Screen Icons
9.1.1
Preview and Program Setting Commands
Figure 12 and Table 6 define the Preview and Program Setting commands:
Figure 12: Preview and Program Setting OSD Menus
1 Or the last used OSD screen
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Table 6: Preview and Program Setting OSD Menus
Level 1
Input
Level 2
Level 3
Source
Channel 1 to 8 (selects the input source)
Type
RGBHV, RGBS (PC/Video), RGsB (PC/Video), HD Component,
SD Component, Y/C or CV (selects the input signal type)
HDMI (for input 1 and input 2 only)
Auto, NTSC, PAL, PAL-M, PAL Comb.-N, NTSC 4.43,
SECAM or PAL 60 (selects the Video standard)
Dynamic, Static (only for Type = HD Component / HDMI)
Video Standard
De-Interlace
Range
Default
Calibration See section 9.1.1.1
Color
Scale
ICC1 Red
Adjusts the red color
0 to 30
15
ICC1 Green
Adjusts the green color
0 to 30
15
ICC1 Blue
Adjusts the blue color
0 to 30
15
ICC1 Yellow
Adjusts the yellow color
0 to 30
15
Gamma
Adjusts the gamma
0 to 30
15
Color Temp.
Adjusts the color temperature
–32 to 32 0
Aspect Ratio
Adjustment
Aspect Ratio (selects the scaler mode): Anamorphic (displays
the aspect ratio - usually 16:9), Virtual Wide (anamorphic plus
non-linear scaling), Letterbox (the vertical line is expanded to full
screen), Native (lets you set the native resolution according to
the specifications of the plasma screen or projector), 4:3 Output
(the width to height ratio is 4:3), or User Define
Location (selects the native mode): Left + Up, Right + Up,
Center, Left + Down, or Right + Down
Zoom
Adjustment
PIP
Output
H-Zoom
0
V-Zoom
0
H-Pan
0
V-Pan
Zoom Ratio: Off, 150%, 200%, 225%, 250%, 275%, 300%,
325%, 350%, 375% or 400% (selects the zoom ratio)
H-Pan
0
–64 to 64 0
V-Pan
–64 to 64 0
On/Off
On/Off
Source
Channel 1 to 8 (selects the PIP source)
Size
1/25, 1/16, 1/9, 1/4, Split, Custom
H-Size
Set custom size
1 to 255
128
V-Size
Set custom size
1 to 255
128
H-Position
Set the horizontal position of the PIP on the display
–32 to 32 –32
–32 to 32 –32
V-Position
Set the vertical position of the PIP on the display
Resolution
640x480, 800x600, 832x624, 852x480, 1024x768, 1280x720,
1280x768, 1280x1024, 1366x768, 1365x1024, 1400x1050,
1600x1200, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p or user define
Refresh Rate
50Hz, 60Hz, 75Hz or Frame Lock (based on chosen resolution)
Test Pattern
Off, 32 Gray Ramp, Sharpness, Red, Green, Blue, White, Black, Chessboard, Color
Bar, Aspect Ratio, RGB Gray Ramp, Gamma Check (see section 9.1.1.1)
Confirm/Discard
Confirms the action / cancels the action
User Mode Setting Values will be used when user define is selected as output resolution (see section 9.1.1.3)
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9.1.1.1 Preview / Program Setting Calibration Screens
The Preview/program setting calibration screens are defined either for HDMI
and RGBHV signals (see Figure 13 and Table 7), or for CV and component
video signals (see Figure 14 and Table 8).
Figure 13: Preview Setting Calibration Menu (for HDMI and RGBHV signals)
Table 7: Preview Setting Calibration Menu
Level 1
Level 2
Calibration
Contrast
Adjust the contrast
Level 3
–32 to 32 0
Range
Default
Brightness
Adjust the brightness
–32 to 32 0
H-Position
Adjust the H-position
–50 to 50 0
V-Position
Saturation
Adjust the V-position
Adjust the saturation
–20 to 40 0
–32 to 32 0
Frequency
Adjust the frequency
-50 to 50
0
Phase
Adjust the pixel phase
0 to 31
?
Auto Gain
Auto-adjust gain settings
Auto Image
Auto adjust frequency, H position, V position and phase
Figure 14: Program Setting Calibration Menu
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Table 8: Program Setting Calibration Menu
Level 1
Level 2
Calibration
Contrast
Adjust the contrast
Level 3
–32 to 32 0
Range
Default
Brightness
Adjust the brightness
–32 to 32 0
H-Position
Adjust the H-position
–50 to 50 0
V-Position
Adjust the V-position
–20 to 40 0
Saturation
Adjust the saturation
–32 to 32 0
Tint
Adjust the tint
-32 to 32
0
Sharpness
Adjust the sharpness
-32 to 64
0
9.1.1.2 Preview / Program Setting Output Test Pattern Screens
Figure 15 illustrates the Test Pattern screens1:
32 Gray Ramp
Sharpness
Red
Green
Blue
White
Black
Chessboard
Color Bar
Aspect Ratio
RGB Gray Ramp
Gamma Check
Figure 15: Test Pattern Screens
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9.1.1.3
Preview / Program User Mode Output Setting
Figure 16 and Table 9 define the parameters of the User Mode Setting1.
Figure 16: User Mode Setting
Table 9: User Mode Setting Definitions
User Mode Setting Definitions
HT:
HW:
HS:
HA:
HP:
VT:
VW:
VS:
VA:
VP:
OCLK:
Delay:
Set Current:
Horizontal total
Horizontal sync pulse width
Horizontal active start point
Horizontal active region
Horizontal polarity
Vertical total
Vertical sync pulse width
Vertical active start point
Vertical active region
Vertical polarity
Output clock
Delay
Import the values of the currently selected output
resolution into the User Mode Setting
1 These values will be used when “User Define” is selected as the output resolution
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9.1.2
Transition Commands
Figure 17 illustrates the Transition screen:
Figure 17: Transition OSD
Set the transition direction via the Transition Effect Option, as Table 10
defines:
Table 10: Transition Effect Option Commands
Level 1 Level 2
Level 3
Effect
Cut, Fade, Diagonal,
Wipe, Circle, Square,
Corner, Chessboard
Mode
Swap, Follow
Speed
Range: 1 to 5; Default: 3
Damping Range: 0 - 4
Effect
Diagonal
Top left, Bottom
Option
left,
Top right, Bottom
right
Wipe
Left to right,
Right to left, Up,
Down
Circle
In, Out
Square
In, Out
Corner
Top left, Bottom
left,
Top right, Bottom
right
In, Out
Chessboard
Take
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9.1.3
Audio Settings Commands
Figure 18 and Table 11 define the Audio Setting screen:
Figure 18: Audio Setting OSD
Table 11: Audio Setting OSD Menus
Level 1
Program
Level 2
Source
Preview
Input Volume
Output Volume
Delay
Source
Headphones
Calibration
Option
Take
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Level 3
Channel 1 to 8 (selects the input
source)
Channel 1 to 8 (selects the input
source)
Input Volume
Output Volume
Source
Program or preview
Volume
Bass
Treble
Balance
Audio-Follow-Video Audio follow video: follow, audio
breakaway
Fade
ON or OFF
Pressing causes the transition from preview to program
(SWAP or FOLLOW)
Range
Default
-82 (mute) to +45
-22 (mute) to +9
0 to +127
0
0
0
-82 (mute) to +45
-22 (mute) to +9
0
0
-11 to +4
-6 to +6
-6 to +6
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9.1.4
Utility Commands
Figure 19 and Table 12 define the Utility screen:
Figure 19: Utility OSD
Table 12: Utility OSD Setting
Level 1
TCP/IP Setting
(see section
9.1.4.1)
Level 2
Level 3 / Range
DHCP
On/Off
IP Address
Subnet Mask
Gateway
Apply
OSD Setting1
Size
Normal, Double
H-Position
–32 to 32
0
V-Position
–32 to 32
0
Time Out
3 to 60 or OFF2
20
Misc. Setting
Logo
On/Off
(see section
Save Lock
On/Off
9.1.4.2)
Input Lock
On/Off
Background
Black/Blue
Blank Color
Black/Blue
Event Mode
On/Off
Baud Rate
9600/115200
Save (see
Setting 1 to 8 Saves the setting
Recall section Setting 1 to 8 Recalls the setting
Erase 9.1.4.3) Setting 1 to 8 Erases one setting or all the settings
Factory Reset Cancel/OK
Firmware Info
Displays the firmware versions
1 For configuring the parameters of the OSD (on-screen display) window
2 Setting the Time Out to OFF will display the OSD continuously, until you manually close it
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9.1.4.1 TCP/IP Setting Commands
Figure 20 and Table 13 define the TCP/IP Setting screen:
Table 13: TCP/IP Setting OSD
Feature
1
DHCP
Figure 20: TCP/IP Setting OSD
Function
Allows the network administrator to
distribute IP addresses from a central point
and automatically send a new IP address
when an Ethernet point is plugged into a
different network location
IP Address A 32-binary digit number that identifies
each sender or receiver (within a network
via a particular server or workstation) of data
(HTML pages or e-mails) that is sent in
packets across the Internet
Subnet
Allows the packet that arrives at the
Mask
gateway with its unique network number
to be routed within the organization's
internal gateways
Gateway
A network position serving as an entry to
another network. On the Internet, a node or
stopping point can be either a gateway
node or a host (end-point) node
9.1.4.2 Misc Setting Commands
The Misc Setting (illustrated in Figure 21) includes the Logo, Save Lock,
Input Lock, Background Blank Color, Event Mode (OFF/ON) and Baud Rate
(9600/115200) commands.
Figure 21: Misc Setting OSD
9.1.4.2.1
Logo
You can set the Kramer logo On or Off. When set to On (the default), it is
displayed for 20 seconds upon initialization. If set to Off, it is disabled.
1 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
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9.1.4.2.2
Save Lock
The Save Lock complements the Panel Lock1. When set to On, the Save Lock
function is used to select whether the status of the Panel lock is saved on
power down, and then recalled when the unit is turned on again2.
9.1.4.2.3
Input Lock
The Input Lock complements the Panel Lock1. When set to On, the Input
Lock function is used to select whether the 8x2 Input buttons and the TAKE
button are included in the buttons which are locked3.
9.1.4.3 Save/Recall/Erase Setting Commands
You can save/recall/ up to 8 settings. In each setting you can preserve the
entire machine’s settings4. All parameters are saved/recalled, including the
Universal Input configurations, ProcAmp settings, output resolutions, and so on.
You can also erase a single setting or all of them.
9.1.5
Information Screen
The Information screen (see Figure 22) shows information regarding the
Preview and Program sources; the PIP sources; the output resolutions; and
firmware versions.
Information
Channel 2
Channel 8
HDMI
No Signal
HD Component
No Signal
Channel 2
Channel 1
HDMI
HDMI
1024x768 60Hz
1024x768 60Hz
VSA 1.83a VSB1.05
Figure 22: Information OSD
1 For a description of how to lock the front panel using the PANEL LOCK button, see section 8.5
2 If the Save Lock is OFF, the Panel Lock will be OFF when the machine is powered up (even if the Panel Lock was ON
before the power was turned OFF)
3 If the Input Lock is ON, access to the front panel buttons is blocked when Panel Lock is On, including the PROGRAM and
PREVIEW INPUT selector front panel buttons, and the Program and Preview IR remote transmitter keys. When Input Lock is
Off, then you can still access the 8x2 Input buttons and the TAKE button, even if the Panel Lock is On
4 This is useful, for example, for configuring the machine for multiple presentations. Up to 8 presentation configurations can
be saved in the machine’s memory
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9.2 Operating via the Front Panel LCD Display
You can control the VP-727xl PREVIEW output from the front panel high
contrast LCD Display, using the:
 Front panel OSD buttons: MENU, ENTER, , , , and
 Infra-red remote control transmitter (see Figure 24) keys: MENU, and the
direction keys
For example, to set the time out to 60 seconds via the LCD Display, using the
front panel buttons, do the following:
1. Turn the VP-727xl unit ON, and press the OSD ON button (if selected).
2. Press the appropriate front panel OSD buttons (as defined in Figure 23).
Figure 23: Example of how to use the LCD Display
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9.3 Operating via the Infra-red Remote Control Transmitter
You can control the VP-727xl remotely, from the infra-red remote control
transmitter (that has a range of up to 15 meters and is powered by two AAA
size 1.5V DC batteries), as defined in Figure 24 and Table 14:
Figure 24: Remote
Transmitter
Table 14: Remote Transmitter Functions
Keys
Power
2
Take
Function
1
Cycles power
Pressing TAKE causes the transition to occur
Lock
Locks/unlocks the front panel
Cut3
Selects an instantaneous transition from the PREVIEW output
to the PROGRAM output
Fade
Selects a dissolved transition from the PREVIEW output to the
PROGRAM output
4
Selects a Diagonal transition effect
Selects a WIPE transition effect5
Selects a CIRCLE transition effect6
6
Selects a SQUARE transition effect
Selects a CORNER transition effect4
Picture
Freeze
Blank
Separate keys
for PREVIEW/
PROGRAM
Outputs
Selects a CHESSBOARD transition effect6
Adjusts the picture contrast, brightness,
saturation, auto gain, and auto image
Freezes the output video image
Displays a blank screen
PIP
Save
Selects the picture-in-picture function
Saves the setting
Recall
Recalls the setting
Direction Consists of a set of 5 separate keys that allow maneuvering
within an OSD screen
Menu
Displays the OSD Menu screen (or moves to the previous level
in the OSD menu)
OSD
Activates/deactivates access to the OSD Menu
Selector 8 separate selector keys for both the Program and the Preview
outputs
1 Puts the machine in standby mode and causes the IR Receiver / LED to light red (instead of green)
2 The effect is only seen in PROGRAM Mode
3 Only for setting up the unit for the effect. The effect will only occur when the Take button is pressed
4 Choose the direction from where the effect starts: “top left”, “bottom left”, “top right” or “bottom right” (see section 9.1.2)
5 Choose the direction from where the effect starts: “left to right”, “right to left”, “up” or “down” (see section 9.1.2)
6 Choose the direction from where the effect starts: “in” or “out” (see section 9.1.2)
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9.4 Operating via ETHERNET
To control your VP-727xl via the Ethernet/Serial Port, connect the
ETHERNET port of the VP-727xl to the Ethernet port of your PC1 and then
install and configure the Ethernet Application (see section 9.4.1).
9.4.1
Installing and Running the Configuration Software
To install the VP-727xl Ethernet Application, do the following:
1. Insert the product CD into your CD-ROM drive2.
2. Save the zip file on your computer.
3. Run the installer setup.
4. Respond to the installation wizard prompts.
5. Restart your system.
9.4.2
Configuring the Ethernet Connection
Double click the VP727 Ethernet AP.exe3 icon. The VP727 Ethernet
Application main dialog box appears (see Figure 25), with a configuration tab
and a Control tab.
9.4.2.1 The Configuration Screen
Use the Configuration screen to discover the IP address of the device connected
to your computer. Figure 25 and Table 15 define the Configuration tab.
Figure 25: VP727xl Ethernet Application Main Dialog Box (Configuration Tab)
1 Or connect the serial port of your VP-727xl to the serial port of your PC (see section 7.1)
2 Or download the software from our Web site on http://www.kramerelectronics.com
3 Even though VP-727 is mentioned in the text, it refers also to VP-727xl
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Table 15: VP727xl Ethernet Application Configuration Tab
Button
Function
Autoscan
Up
Down
Delete
Add
Save
Load
Press to automatically scan for connected machines
Press to scroll down the Server list
Press to scroll up the Server list
Press to delete an IP number
Press to manually add an IP Number or set up the RS-232 COM port
Press to save Server settings
Press to load Server settings
To search for devices, click the Auto Scan button.
Figure 26 shows a device found on the network, with the IP address assigned
at the factory1.
Figure 26: VP727xl Control Application Search Panel Screen
Check your machine IP number, and click Insert to accept it.
Figure 27: Configuration Tab
1 You can also set the IP address via the OSD menu, see section 9.1.4.1
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To change the IP address of the unit1:
 Select the device on the list and then right-click it
A selection box appears, stating “Set IP Address” and “Web Control”2
 Select “Set IP Address”, enter the new IP address and click Update
The new IP address will appear on the screen
Figure 28: Setting an IP Number
9.4.3
Control the VP-727xl via the Ethernet/Serial Port
To control the VP-727xl via the Ethernet, do the following:
1. On the VP727xl Control Application screen, click the Control tab.
The Control screen appears (see Figure 29).
The Control tab includes a set of control buttons, which enable you to
operate and control the machine via the Ethernet or serial ports,
according to the configuration.
2. Press one of the eight orange buttons (1 to 8) that appear on the top left
side on the screen of the Control tab3.
Control the selected machine via the control buttons on the screen4.
1 The default IP address can be changed to fit your network system
2 Pressing the Web Control option lets you access the unit’s Web page from which you can change different parameters, such
as the IP address, enable/disable the DHCP client (DHCP is Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), as well as setting the
Baud rate (for example, 9600 or 115200)
3 When a machine is connected, the button lights. Otherwise it is unavailable
4 Button turns green
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Figure 29: VP727xl Control Application Main Dialog Box (Control Tab)
The Control tab includes:
 All the front panel buttons
 A Connection Status area consisting of a connection indicator and the
device IP number or COM port
 A Message area, recording all the operations performed on the machine
When clicking the Kramer icon, on the top right, the AP information appears,
including the version number.
By pressing the Remote Control button on the Control tab, you can operate
the machine via the virtual remote controller interface, for your convenience.
9.5 Operating via RS-232
You can control the VP-727xl via the RS-232 port using the Kramer
VP-727xl Control Application (see section 9.4.3).
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Technical Specifications
10 Technical Specifications
Table 16 includes the technical specifications:
1
Table 16: Technical Specifications of the VP-727xl
INPUTS:
PREVIEW
OUTPUT:
PROGRAM
OUTPUT:
CONTROLS:
ADDITIONAL
CONTROLS:
POWER SOURCE:
DIMENSIONS:
WEIGHT:
ACCESSORIES:
OPTIONS:
2 HDMI connectors (HDMI version 1.2 and HDCP version 1.2)
8 sets of universal BNC connectors: R/Pr, G/Y/CV, B/Pb/C, Hs/Cs, and Vs, each
programmable for use as CV, YC, RGB, YCbCr, YPbPr, RGBS or RGBHV
1 x HDMI connector (HDMI version 1.2 and HDCP version 1.2)
1 x VGA (VGA through UXGA) on an HD15F connector
1 x RGBHV / YPbPr on BNC connectors
1 x HDMI connector (HDMI version 1.2 and HDCP version 1.2)
1 x VGA (VGA through UXGA) on an HD15F connector
1 x RGBHV / YPbPr on BNC connectors
Front panel buttons, high contrast LCD, IR remote control, ETHERNET, AUDIO
CONTROL, RS-232, RS-485, and optional T-bar remote controller
Freeze, zoom, different selectable vertical refresh rates, ProcAmp control, output image
scaling, Picture-In-Picture, text overlay, and aspect ratio change
100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz 55VA
19” (W), 9.3” (D), 3RU (H) rack mountable
5.5 kg. (12.2 lbs.) approx.
IR remote control, power cord
Control panel
1 Specifications are subject to change without notice
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11 VP-727xl Communication Protocol
This addendum includes the Communication Protocol for the VP-727xl:
Set and Get command:
Set Command:
YControl_TypeFunctionParam 1.....Param NCR
Reply:
ZControl_TypeFunctionParam 1.....Param NCRDoneCR
Get Command:
YControl_TypeFunctionCR
Example
1.
"Y04532CR" -> set Preview Contrast value as 32
"Z04532CR"
">CR" --> command setting success
2.
"Y178CR" -> get current Preview output resolution
"Z1782CR" -> current Preview resolution is 832x624
Definition:
: ASCII Code 0x20
CR: ASCII Code 0xD or 0xA
After set type Command setting, system will respond with a string.
Baud rate: 115200bps, Start Bit: 1Bit, Data Bit: 8Bit, Parity Bit: NA, and
Stop Bit: 1Bit.
Table 17 defines the Set Commands:
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Table 17: Set Commands1
Control Type
F
Param1
Function Description
-
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
Power
Panel Lock
Take
Cut
Fade
Diagonal
Wipe
Circle
Square
Corner
Chessboard
Preview Picture
Preview Freeze
Preview Blank
Preview PIP
Program Picture
Program Freeze
Program Blank
Program PIP
Up
Down
Left
Right
Menu
Enter
OSD
Program Ch1
Program Ch2
Program Ch3
Program Ch4
Program Ch5
Program Ch6
Program Ch7
Program Ch8
Preview Ch1
Preview Ch2
Preview Ch3
Preview Ch4
Preview Ch5
Preview Ch6
Preview Ch7
Preview Ch8
0
1
42
0
1
43
0
1
44
0
0
1
1
45
46
0: Channel 1; 1: Channel 2; 2: Channel 3; 3: Channel 4; 4:
Channel 5; 5: Channel 6; 6: Channel 7; 7: Channel 8
0: RGBHV; 1: RGBS(PC); 2: RGsB(PC); 3: ED/HD Component
4: SD Component; 5: RGBS(Video); 6: RGsB(Video); 7: Y/C;
8: Video; 9: HDMI
0: Auto; 1: NTSC; 2: PAL; 3: PAL-M; 4: PAL-N; 5: NTSC 4.43;
6: SECAM; 7: PAL 60
-32 ~ 32
-32 ~ 32
Set
Get
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Preview Input Source
Program Input Type
* HDMI type can only be selected for
Channel 1 or Channel
Preview Input Video Standard
Preview Calibration Contrast
Preview Calibration Brightness
1 F = Function
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Control Type
F
Param1
Function Description
1
1
1
1
1
1
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
-32 ~ 32
-50 ~ 50
0 ~ 31
-32 ~ 32
Preview Calibration H-Position
Preview Calibration V-Position
Preview Calibration Saturation
Preview Calibration Frequency
Preview Calibration Phase
Preview Calibration Auto Gain
Preview Calibration Auto Image
Preview Calibration Tint
0
0
1
1
55
56
-32 ~ 64
0 ~ 30
Preview Calibration Sharpness
Preview Color ICC R
0
1
57
0 ~ 30
Preview Color ICC G
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
58
59
60
61
Preview Color ICC B
Preview Color ICC Y
Preview Color Gamma
Preview Color Temp
0
1
62
0
0
1
1
63
64
0
1
65
0
1
66
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
67
68
69
70
71
0
1
72
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
73
74
75
76
77
0
1
78
0
1
79
0
1
80
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
0 ~ 30
0 ~ 30
0 ~ 30
-32 ~ 32
0: Off; 1: 150%; 2: 200%; 3: 225%; 4: 250%; 5: 275%; 6: 300%;
7: 325%; 8: 350%; 9: 375%; 10: 400%
-64 ~ 64
-64 ~ 64
0: Anamorphic; 1: Virtual Wide; 2: Letterbox; 3: Native; 4: 4:3
Output; 5: User define
0: Left + Up; 1: Right + Up; 2: Center; 3: Left + Down; 4: Right +
Down
-32 ~ 32
-32 ~ 32
-32 ~ 32
-32 ~ 32
0: Off; 1: On
0: Channel 1; 1: Channel 2; 2: Channel 3; 3: Channel 4; 4:
Channel 5; 5: Channel 6; 6: Channel 7; 7: Channel 8
0: 1/25; 1: 1/16; 2: 1/9; 3: 1/4; 4: Split; 5: Custom
1 ~ 255
1 ~ 255
-32 ~ 32
-32 ~ 32
0: 640x480; 1: 800x600; 2: 832x624; 3: 852x480; 4: 1024x768;
5: 1280x720; 6: 1280x768; 7: 1280x1024; 8: 1366x768; 9:
1365x1024; 10: 1400x1050; 11: 1600x1200; 12: 480p; 13:
576p; 14: 720p; 15: 1080i; 16: 1080p; 17: User define
0: 50; 1: 60; 2: 75
0: Off; 1: 32 Gray Ramp; 2: Sharpness; 3: Red; 4: Green; 5:
Blue; 6: White; 7: Black; 8: Chessboard; 9: Color Bar; 10:
Aspect Ratio; 11: RGB Gray Steps; 12: Gamma Check
1 ~ 4095
1 ~ 511
1 ~ 511
1 ~ 2047
0: -; 1: +
1 ~ 4095
1 ~ 31
1 ~ 127
1 ~ 2047
0: -; 1: +
Set
Get
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Preview Scale Zoom Ratio
Preview Scale Zoom H-Pan
Preview Scale Zoom V-Pan
Preview Scale Aspect Ratio
Preview Scale Native Location
Preview Scale Aspect Ratio Hor Zoom
Preview Scale Aspect Ratio Ver Zoom
Preview Scale Aspect Ratio Hor Pan
Preview Scale Aspect Ratio Ver Pan
Preview PIP On/Off
Preview PIP Source
Preview PIP Size
Preview PIP H-Size
Preview PIP V-Size
Preview PIP H-Position
Preview PIP V-Position
Preview Output Resolution
Preview Output Refresh Rate
Preview Output Test Pattern
Preview Output User Mode HT
Preview Output User Mode HW
Preview Output User Mode HS
Preview Output User Mode HA
Preview Output User Mode HP
Preview Output User Mode VT
Preview Output User Mode VW
Preview Output User Mode VS
Preview Output User Mode VA
Preview Output User Mode VP
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Get
0
0
0
1
1
-
0
1
F
Param1
Function Description
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
1
1
911 6 ~ 200
92 0 ~ 255
93 0: Channel 1; 1: Channel 2; 2: Channel 3; 3: Channel 4; 4:
94
Channel 5; 5: Channel 6; 6: Channel 7; 7: Channel 8
0: RGBHV, 1: RGBS(PC); 2: RGsB(PC); 3: ED/HD Component;
95 4: SD Component; 5: RGBS(Video); 6: RGsB(Video); 7: Y/C;
8: Video; 9: HDMI
0: Auto; 1: NTSC; 2: PAL; 3: PAL-M; 4: PAL-N; 5: NTSC 4.43;
96
6: SECAM; 7: PAL 60
97 -32 ~ 32
98 -32 ~ 32
99 100 101 -32 ~ 32
102 -50 ~ 50
103 0 ~ 31
104 105 106 -32 ~ 32
107 -32 ~ 64
108 0 ~ 30
109 0 ~ 30
110 0 ~ 30
111 0 ~ 30
112 0 ~ 30
113 -32 ~ 32
0: Off; 1: 150%; 2: 200%; 3: 225%; 4: 250%; 5: 275%; 6: 300%;
114
7: 325%; 8: 350%; 9: 375%; 10: 400%
115 -64 ~ 64
116 -64 ~ 64
0: Anamorphic; 1: Virtual Wide; 2: Letterbox; 3: Native; 4: 4:3
117
Output; 5: User define
0: Left + Up; 1: Right + Up; 2: Center; 3: Left + Down; 4: Right +
118
Down
119 -32 ~ 32
120 -32 ~ 32
121 -32 ~ 32
122 -32 ~ 32
123 0: Off; 1: On
0: Channel 1; 1: Channel 2; 2: Channel 3; 3: Channel 4; 4:
124
Channel 5; 5: Channel 6; 6: Channel 7; 7: Channel 8
125 0: 1/25; 1: 1/16; 2: 1/9; 3: 1/4; 4: Split; 5: Custom
126 1 ~ 255
127 1 ~ 255
0
1
128 -32 ~ 32
Program PIP H-Position
0
1
129 -32 ~ 32
Program PIP V-Position
0
1
0
1
Preview Output User Mode OCLK
Preview Output User Mode Delay
Preview Output User Mode SetCurrent
Program Input Source
Program Input Type
* HDMI type can only be selected for
Channel 1 or Channel 2
Program Input Video Standard
Program Calibration Contrast
Program Calibration Brightness
Program Calibration H-Position
Program Calibration V-Position
Program Calibration Saturation
Program Calibration Frequency
Program Calibration Phase
Program Calibration AutoGain
Program Calibration AutoImage
Program Calibration Tint
Program Calibration Sharpness
Program Color ICC R
Program Color ICC G
Program Color ICC B
Program Color ICC Y
Program Color Gamma
Program Color Color Temp
Program Scale Zoom Ratio
Program Scale Zoom H-Pan
Program Scale Zoom V-Pan
Program Scale Aspect Ratio
Program Scale Native Location
Program Scale Aspect RatioHorZoom
Program Scale Aspect RatioVerZoom
Program Scale Aspect RatioHorPan
Program Scale Aspect RatioVerPan
Program PIP On/Off
Program PIP Source
Program PIP Size
Program PIP H-Size
Program PIP V-Size
0: 640x480; 1: 800x600; 2: 832x624; 3: 852x480; 4: 1024x768;
5: 1280x720; 6: 1280x768; 7: 1280x1024; 8: 1366x768; 9:
Program Output Resolution
130
1365x1024; 10: 1400x1050; 11: 1600x1200; 12: 480p; 13:
576p; 14: 720p; 15: 1080i; 16: 1080p; 17: User define
131 0: 50; 1: 60; 2: 75
Program Output RefreshRate
1 Param 2 = 0 ~ 999
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Control Type
Set
Get
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
-
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
-
F
Param1
0: Off; 1: 32 Gray Ramp; 2: Sharpness; 3: Red; 4: Green; 5:
132 Blue; 6: White; 7: Black; 8: Chessboard; 9: Color Bar; 10:
Aspect Ratio; 11: RGB Gray Steps; 12: Gamma Check
133 1 ~ 4095
134 1 ~ 511
135 1 ~ 511
136 1 ~ 2047
137 0: -; 1: +
138 1 ~ 4095
139 1 ~ 31
140 1 ~ 127
141 1 ~ 2047
142 0: -; 1: +
1431 6 ~ 200
144 0 ~ 255
145 0: Cut; 1: Fade; 2: Diagonal; 3: Wipe; 4: Circle; 5: Square; 6:
146
Corner; 7: Chessboard
147 1 ~ 5
148 0: Top left; 1: Bottom left; 2: Top right; 3: Bottom right
149 0: Left to right; 1: Right to left; 2: Up; 3: Down
150 0: In; 1: Out
151 0: In; 1: Out
152 0: Top left; 1: Bottom left; 2: Top right; 3: Bottom right
153 0: In; 1: Out
154 155 0: Off; 1: On
1562 0 ~ 255
1572 0 ~ 255
1582 0 ~ 255
159 160 0: Normal; 1: Double
161 -32 ~ 32
162 -32 ~ 32
163 3 ~ 60
164 0: Off; 1: On
165 0: Off; 1: On
166 0: Off; 1: On
167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 -
Function Description
Program Output Test Pattern
Program Output User Mode HT
Program Output User Mode HW
Program Output User Mode HS
Program Output User Mode HA
Program Output User Mode HP
Program Output User Mode VT
Program Output User Mode VW
Program Output User Mode VS
Program Output User Mode VA
Program Output User Mode VP
Program Output User Mode OCLK
Program Output User Mode Delay
Program Output User Mode SetCurrent
Transition Effect
Transition Speed
Transition Diagonal Option
Transition Wipe Option
Transition Circle Option
Transition Square Option
Transition Corner Option
Transition Chessboard Option
Transition Take
TCPIP DHCP
TCPIP IP Address
TCPIP Subnet Mask
TCPIP Gateway
TCPIP Apply
OSD Setting Size
OSD Setting HorPosition
OSD Setting VerPosition
OSD Setting TimeOut
Misc Logo
Misc SaveLock
Misc InputLock
Save Setting 1
Save Setting 2
Save Setting 3
Save Setting 4
Save Setting 5
Save Setting 6
Save Setting 7
Save Setting 8
Recall Setting 1
Recall Setting 2
Recall Setting 3
Recall Setting 4
Recall Setting 5
1 Param 2 = 0 ~ 999
2 Param 2 = 0 ~ 255, Param 3 = 0 ~ 255, and Param 4 = 0 ~ 255
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Control Type
Set
Get
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
-
Control Type
Set
Get
F
Param1
Function Description
180
181
182
183
184
185
186
187
188
189
195
196
197
198
199
200
201
202
203
204
205
206
207
208
209
210
211
0: Cancel; 1: Ok
0: Off; 1: On
0: Off; 1: On
0: Off; 1: On
0: Off; 1: On
0: Off; 1: On
0: Off; 1: On
0: Off; 1: On
0: Off; 1: On
-
Recall Setting 6
Recall Setting 7
Recall Setting 8
Factory Reset
Preview Main Standard
Preview PIP Type
Preview PIP Standard
Program Main Standard
Program PIP Type
Program PIP Standard
Preview Freeze
Preview Blank
Program Freeze
Program Blank
Panel Lock
OSD
Power
Take
Erase Setting 1
Erase Setting 2
Erase Setting 3
Erase Setting 4
Erase Setting 5
Erase Setting 6
Erase Setting 7
Erase Setting 8
Erase All
F
Param1
1
0~3267
1->ON, 0->OFF
bit 0: Chessboard
bit 1: Panel lock
bit 2: Menu
212 bit 3: Enter
bit 4: Left
bit 5: Up
bit 6: Down
bit 7: Right
bit 8: OSD
0
1
213
0
1
0
1
0
1
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0: Swap
1: Follow
0: Black
214
1: Blue
0: Black
215
1: Blue
0: Off
216
1: On
Param2
Param3
Function
Description
0~32767
1->ON, 0->OFF
bit 0: Program Channel 8
bit 1: Preview Freeze
bit 2: Program Freeze
bit 3: Preview Blank
bit 4: Program Blank
bit 5: Preview PIP
bit 6: Program PIP
bit 7: Take
bit 8: Cut
bit 9: Diagonal
bit 10: Circle
bit 11: Corner
bit 12: Fade
bit 13: Wipe
bit 14: Square
0~32767
1-> ON, 0->OFF
bit 0: Preview Channel 1
bit 1: Program Channel 1
bit 2: Preview Channel 2
bit 3: Program Channel 2
bit 4: Preview Channel 3
bit 5: Program Channel 3
bit 6: Preview Channel 4
bit 7: Program Channel 4
bit 8: Preview Channel 5
bit 9: Program Channel 5
bit 10: Preview Channel 6
bit 11: Program Channel 6
bit 12: Preview Channel 7
bit 13: Program Channel 7
bit 14: Preview Channel 8
Keypad LED status
Take Mode
Background
Blank Color
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Control Type
Set
Get
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
F
Param1
Param2
Param3
Function
Description
0: User 1
217 1: User 2
2: User 3
0: User 1
218 1: User 2
2: User 3
0 = no damping
1 = minimum damping
2 = low damping
219
3 = medium (factory
default)
4 = maximum damping
220 16~240
0
1
0: Dynamic
221
1: Static
0
1
222
Preview DeInterlace mode
selection
* only affects HDMI
/ HD Comp input
for interlace mode
Program DeInterlace mode
selection
* only affects HDMI
/ HD Comp input
for interlace mode
-
-
0: Dynamic
1: Static
-
-
-
-
Audio Preview
input source
-
-
Audio Program
input source
-
-
0: Channel 1
1: Channel 2
2: Channel 3
3: Channel 4
223
4: Channel 5
5: Channel 6
6: Channel 7
7: Channel 8
0: Channel 1
1: Channel 2
2: Channel 3
3: Channel 4
224
4: Channel 5
5: Channel 6
6: Channel 7
7: Channel 8
0: Preview
225
1: Program
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
226
0: Audio Follow Video
1: Audio Breakaway
-
-
0
1
227
0: Off
1: On
-
-
0
1
228 0 ~ 127
-
-
0
1
229 0 ~ 127
-
-
0
1
230 0 ~ 127
-
-
0
1
231 0 ~ 31
-
-
0
1
232 0 ~ 16
-
-
Audio headphone
source
Audio Follow Video
or Audio
Breakaway
Audio Fade
Audio Preview
Input Volume, 0 =
Mute
Audio Preview
Output Volume,
0 = Mute
Audio Program
Input Volume,
0 = Mute
Audio Program
Output Volume,
0 = Mute
Audio Headphone
Volume, 0 = Mute
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Control Type
Set
Get
0
1
0
1
0
1
F
Param1
Param2
Param3
233 0 ~ 12
234 0 ~ 12
235 0 ~ 20
-
-
0
1
236 0 ~ 127
-
-
0
-
237 -
-
-
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Function
Description
Audio Bass
Audio Treble 0
Audio Balance
Audio Program
Input Delay
Audio TAKE
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VP-727xl Text Overlay Protocol
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Table 18 includes the Text Overlay Protocol.
Each command includes three parameters: P1, P2 and P3.
Table 18: Text Overlay Protocol of the VP-727xl
1
Functions
Display Buffer
Configuration
Command
T12ED ** **
**
P1
Page No.
of Buffer
P2
Page
Width
P3
Page
Height
2
V-Position
T13EC **
NA
NA
3
H-Position
T14EB **
NA
NA
1~2047, Non Used
4
Text Color Effect
T16E9 **
Vertical
Location
Horizontal
Location
Mode
Comments
No of page <= 7
Buffer size limitation: Width * Height *
(Page No+1) <= 70KB
1~2047
NA
NA
5
Text RGB Color
R
G
B
6
Text Partial
Transparency
Color
Background Color
Effect
T17E8 ** **
**
T18E7 ** **
**
Mode:
0: Transparency
1: Partial Transparency
2: Normal
RGB color 0-255
R
G
B
RGB color 0-255
T19E6 **
Mode
NA
NA
T1AE5 ** **
**
T1BE4 ** **
**
R
G
B
R
G
B
RGB color 0-255
10
Background RGB
Color
Background Partial
Transparency
Color
TextOverlay On
0: Transparency
1: Partial Transparency
2: Normal
RGB color 0-255
T1CE3
NA
NA
NA
Enable TextOverlay
11
TextOverlay Off
T1DE2
NA
NA
NA
Disable TextOverlay
12
Blank Time
T1EE1 **
Seconds
NA
NA
Time between Two Strings, 0-30Sec
13
Text Bitmap
Download Start
TextOverlay Mode
T1FE0
NA
NA
NA
PC start to send bit string
T20DF **
Mode
NA
NA
Text H-Shift (only
available for static
mode)
Speed
T21DE ** **
Page
NA
T22DD ** **
Refresh
rate
H
locatio
n
Step
Size
0: Scroll
1: Static
Text placement on H location
Page: Which string active
H location < 32767
Refresh rate: 10-100ms
(Slow – fast)
Step Size: 1-10 pixels
7
8
9
14
15
16


NA
Command handshake: Only leading character for command start and no ending code.
Bit map file format: It is a raster scan image with 1 bit. 0 for background and 1 for text. The 0, 1 is ASCII
code.
T1FE0001100010010010010011110010010; send bitmap as following image
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Kramer Electronics (hereafter Kramer) warrants this product free from defects in material and workmanship under the
following terms.
HOW LONG IS THE WARRANTY
Labor and parts are warranted for seven years from the date of the first customer purchase.
WHO IS PROTECTED?
Only the first purchase customer may enforce this warranty.
WHAT IS COVERED AND WHAT IS NOT COVERED
Except as below, this warranty covers all defects in material or workmanship in this product. The following are not covered
by the warranty:
1. Any product which is not distributed by Kramer, or which is not purchased from an authorized Kramer dealer. If you are
uncertain as to whether a dealer is authorized, please contact Kramer at one of the agents listed in the Web site
www.kramerelectronics.com.
2. Any product, on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed.
3. Damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from:
i) Accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, fire, water, lightning or other acts of nature
ii) Product modification, or failure to follow instructions supplied with the product
iii) Repair or attempted repair by anyone not authorized by Kramer
iv) Any shipment of the product (claims must be presented to the carrier)
v) Removal or installation of the product
vi) Any other cause, which does not relate to a product defect
vii) Cartons, equipment enclosures, cables or accessories used in conjunction with the product
WHAT WE WILL PAY FOR AND WHAT WE WILL NOT PAY FOR
We will pay labor and material expenses for covered items. We will not pay for the following:
1. Removal or installations charges.
2. Costs of initial technical adjustments (set-up), including adjustment of user controls or programming. These costs are the
responsibility of the Kramer dealer from whom the product was purchased.
3. Shipping charges.
HOW YOU CAN GET WARRANTY SERVICE
1. To obtain service on you product, you must take or ship it prepaid to any authorized Kramer service center.
2. Whenever warranty service is required, the original dated invoice (or a copy) must be presented as proof of warranty
coverage, and should be included in any shipment of the product. Please also include in any mailing a contact name,
company, address, and a description of the problem(s).
3. For the name of the nearest Kramer authorized service center, consult your authorized dealer.
LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration to
the length of this warranty.
EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES
The liability of Kramer for any effective products is limited to the repair or replacement of the product at our option. Kramer shall
not be liable for:
1. Damage to other property caused by defects in this product, damages based upon inconvenience, loss of use of the product, loss
of time, commercial loss; or:
2. Any other damages, whether incidental, consequential or otherwise. Some countries may not allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from place to place.
NOTE: All products returned to Kramer for service must have prior approval. This may be obtained from your dealer.
This equipment has been tested to determine compliance with the requirements of:
EN-50081:
EN-50082:
CFR-47:
"Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC);
generic emission standard.
Part 1: Residential, commercial and light industry"
"Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) generic immunity standard.
Part 1: Residential, commercial and light industry environment".
FCC Rules and Regulations:
Part 15: “Radio frequency devices
Subpart B Unintentional radiators”
CAUTION!
Servicing the machines can only be done by an authorized Kramer technician. Any user who makes changes or
modifications to the unit without the expressed approval of the manufacturer will void user authority to operate the
equipment.
Use the supplied DC power supply to feed power to the machine.
Please use recommended interconnection cables to connect the machine to other components.
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For the latest information on our products and a list of Kramer
distributors, visit our Web site: www.kramerelectronics.com,
where updates to this user manual may be found.
We welcome your questions, comments and feedback.
Safety Warning:
Disconnect the unit from the power supply before
opening/servicing.
Caution
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Web site: www.kramerelectronics.com
E-mail: info@kramerel.com
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